Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2020 8:08 pm


Date Joined: April 22, 2010
Last Online: October 21, 2020
Birthday: October 3
Country: United States

Favorite Crafts

*Updated 8/3/20 I love brightening friends' mailboxes with happy mail & positive messages. I also enjoy mail art, and trying to save the USPS. *** I enjoy recycling fun paper products, so you may see a re-purposed envelope from me. I **always send my swaps, so if you don't receive a swap, please just let me know. I'll be happy to re-send. The drop box mailboxes at one of my post offices nearby recently had a vandalism event, and I hope none of my outgoing mail was affected, but if so, I'll be happy to re-send. I give my partners the benefit of the doubt also. We're all here for the full mailboxes! ;)

As far as crafting, I particularly enjoy doodling, cutting, gluing & collage, rubber stamps, especially alphabets, stickers, labels, ribbons, paints, and anything else to embellish my Art Journals.

I also have a sloppy gluebook where I paste in anything paper to keep it from junking up my artspace which is just a desk in the corner of my living room.

I enjoy making my own envelopes from old calendars, magazine pages, and other papers. I also enjoy making postcards & greeting cards. I'm afraid my efforts aren't as neat as the ones in card making magazines, but I am always pleased with the way they turn out.

I collect alphabet stickers & alphabet rubber stamp sets, have a too large stash of scrapbook papers, and many B&W and color images collected over the years for collage. I have tiny handwriting and so prefer to use very fine tip pens, like the Pigma Micron 01.

I work at a bookstore and keep a journal at work to paste in any kind of label or tag, and because I think gluing helps me de-stress. I've just transferred to a new location within the same company, and immediately ransacked the office supply cabinets for good paper, post-its, labels, art tape, etc.

I tried to make an art quilt/quilted book once, but found my sewing skills needed some fine tuning before I embarked on such a big project. I still like sewing though, and try to appreciate the sloppiness of my stitches.

I have collected and embellished cigar boxes and other small wooden boxes. These come in handy for my vast postcard collection, some as old as 1906 with a cancelled stamp.

I like decoupage, and any other sort of collage. I love making small photo books, like the KOLO ones with ribbons attached for hanging. I like looking at bookbinding books, but haven't attempted one yet.

Favorite images - antique suitcases, typewriters, books, cameras, etc. I love RHINOs, and rainy scenes. I like camping images, as well as treehouse and tree hugging. Oops, guess that makes me a bit of a hippie, huh? ah well, there's worse things.

I'm really looking forward to swapping so I can pare down my craft supplies and meet other people like myself who obsess about PAPER

About Me

Hello, my name is Lisa, aka rhinoluvr. I'm happy to be on swap-bot, after reading about Hoarders and seeing a season of the TV show of the same name. Where does all this stuff come from?!

I am a 46 year old mom who lives in Maryland & works in a bookstore. I'm a vegetarian but not the self-righteous sort.

I've lived all over the U.S. - in Boston, MA, in Portland, OR, in Athens, GA & in Virginia before moving back to my home state of Maryland. I can't pass up the occasional free babysitting & hot meals from my family.

I am the proud mom of two boys - Harper (15), & Dylan (13). They are so much fun to be with. I am very Liberal in my politics & lifestyle. People should do what makes them happy without directly harming others. Things happen for a reason.

I love to create & to paste found things in my art journal. I love getting into the zen state when you're crafting when everything falls away, and time passes without you noticing.

When I am not working or playing with my 2 sons, I enjoy sending postcards, taking pictures, drawing & painting and writing/pasting/doodling in my art journals and gluebooks.

I love camping, hiking, swimming, and being outdoors in the sun. I also love to curl up with a book that grabs me right away- bonus points if it's raining outside & I'm snuggled under a quilt.

I've recently been feeling uninspired but overwhelmed by my stationery, art & crafting supplies, and figured swapping would help me pare them down, while adding new items from like-minded individuals.

Looking forward to sending & receiving. :)

Favorite Music

SONIC YOUTH, Radiohead, Sleater-Kinney, Shins, Weezer, Beastie Boys, Belle & Sebastian, Spoon, Tom Waits, Pavement, Beck, Built to Spill, the Lucksmiths, Johnny Cash, the Pixies, Flaming Lips, Dinosaur Jr., Bob Dylan, Gossip, Cat Power, Neutral Milk Hotel, Rihanna, Bjork, Arcade Fire, Patsy Cline the Beatles, Velvet Underground, Mirah, Nina Simone, Rolling Stones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Camera Obscura, Iron & Wine, Neil Diamond Bob Marley, They Might Be Giants, Holly Golightly, Goldfrapp, The Who, New Order, June of '44, Kimya Dawson, New Pornographers Apples in Stereo, Nirvana, Stereolab, Joanna Newsom, Beirut, Black Heart Procession, the Decemberist, the Pretenders, John Legend Duran Duran, Sufjan Stevens, the Vaselines, Buddy Holly, Cars, Mumford & Sons, Magnetic Fields... just to name a few.

Favorite Books

I love looking through craft books for inspiration. There are two really good Art Journaling books coming out this Spring: Journal Junkies & Creative Wildfire - just Can't Wait!

When I read fiction, I love everything & anything by: Paul Auster, Vladimir Nabokov, William Faulkner, James Ellroy, Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Klosterman, Truman Capote, Harry Crews, Dashiell Hammett, David Sedaris, Patricia Highsmith, Danny Gregory, Jim Thompson, Feodor Dostoevsky, Edith Wharton, Milan Kundera, Leo Tolstoy, Toni Morrison, Henry James, Raymond Chandler, Bill Bryson, Chuck Palahniuk, poetry of Pablo Neruda, poetry of Leonard Cohen, and musician biographies.

My favorite Children's literature authors right now are Roald Dahl, Edward Gorey, Mo Willems, David Wiesner, Judy Sierra, Kate DiCamillo, David Shannon, Anna Dewdney, Jerry Pinkney, Lane Smith, Shel Silverstein, and many others. I am just starting to re-read the Independent Reader and Chapter Books I loved as a child, like the Encyclopedia Brown series, the Boxcar Children series, and many others. It's an exciting time to be a bookseller!

Favorite Movies

movies directed by John Waters - "Polyester", "Pink Flamingos" Terry Gilliam Jim Jarmusch Coen Brothers - "Big Lebowski", "Raising Arizona" Woody Allen - "Hannah & Her Sisters", "Annie Hall" Wes Anderson - "Rushmore" Barry Levinson - "Avalon", "Liberty Heights" Alfred Hitchcock - "Dial M for Murder" Marx Brothers movies Everything by the little tramp, Charlie Chaplin Terence Malick - "Days of Heaven" Gus Van Sant - "Drugstore Cowboy" Stanley Kubrick - "The Killers" Billy Wilder - "Some Like It Hot" Tim Burton John Hughes - "Sixteen Candles" Roman Polanski - "Rosemary's Baby" Lasse Hallstrom - "Shipping News"


Color - PURPLE
Animal - Rhinoceros
Shape - Stars! Polka Dots!
Holiday - Arbor Day (I'm a bit of a tree hugger)
Pens - Sakura Pigma Micron 01, any Ultra Fine Point Sharpie
Number - 13
Letter - L
Foods - Cheese, sushi, most fruits, nuts
Drink - COFFEE
Fruit - Bananas or Mangoes
Car - Volkswagen
Job - current one, as a bookseller
Sport - Swimming
Season - Fall
Candy - Fireballs

fAvOrItE pOsTcArDs

Here are some of my FAVORITE types of postcards to receive, but I will be happy with almost any PC you send me, as long as it follows the directions in the swap:

RHINOS ( hard to find, believe me, I know)
Coffeehouses, coffee mugs, etc.
Libraries, bookstores, people reading
Photographs of famous authors
Covered Bridges Outhouses Mailboxes, Post Offices, stacks of letters
City scenes
Forests, or calming greenery scenes, with trees
Vinatge scenes of what a city area used to look like
Animals in their natural habitats
Edward Gorey
State map cards
B&W images
Odd Roadside Attractions
Airstream trailers, or other camping vehicles
Postcards of artwork, such as those bought in a museum
Cats (wild or domesticated)
Laughing children, or children having fun
Book illustrations or engravings


Amyncognito rated for BIG SWAP #5 on Oct 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Marcie rated for BIG SWAP #5 on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and a nice greeting!
Comment: Thank you for the interesting cards. These swaps with blank cards in envelopes I don't worry about duplicates as most go into my swap box as the only cards I can get locally are tourist cards for KS & some MO.
ayahsantos rated for Non -Tourist Postcards #19 on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much Lisa! Take Care always!
Comment: Yay it arrived! Thanks for the resend :)
Comment: Thank you so very much for the nice postcards:)
3cats2dogsand2crazykids rated for BIG SWAP #5 on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Hi Lisa! Doing good thank you for asking. My dad just arrived snd is visiting from Idaho. He was supposed to be here in March but it cancelled due to Covid. My kids are so happy he is here. Take care!
Comment: I love the bees! I have a bee and butterfly house to put up. I don't know where to put them in my yard. I also try to keep flowers they both enjoy. National Postal Museum is my favorite. It's going in with my Post Office collection. Thank you for the wonderful selection of postcards!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful envie filled with cute stickers, Texas card, note card with matching envie. I really loved everything you sent me!
Sherrykaidan rated for BIG SWAP #5 on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Hi Lisa, Thanks! Happy Holidays!
CraftyShana76 rated for PH: 4 USA #3 on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Loved the PCs you sent. TYVM!
Comment: Always so nice to get your swaps and your letters! I loved the cards! And your cat picture!
susieq11 rated for Fill My Mailbox! - August 2020 on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: Lisa, I don’t know where this was hiding but I just got it today!!! OMG! Thank you for your always sweet note and adorable dog postcard! xoxo
Response: Hi Susan, Oh my goodness, that is LATE! Ask the PC what sort of adventures it went on when it should’ve gone straight to your mailbox, Haha! Thanks for the 5 & heart. Take care ;)
Suzyanner rated for Mini Scavenger Hunt 9/2020 on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely cards, stickers and letter! I will be looking forward to Spring 2021 with hopes all the COVID-19 woes will be behind us!
Response: Hi Suzanne. Thanks for the 5 & heart, I’m glad you like them. I agree. I can’t wait until it’s a bad memory and horrific history lesson. Be well :)
Comment: Thank you for card with the cute stickers!
Response: You’re welcome, thanks for the 5 & heart. Take care ;)
Comment: Love the elephant card. Was that video you saw on You-tube? It sounded very interesting.
Response: Yay, I’m glad you like it. Thanks for the heart & 5. I found it again - it’s actually 2 or 3 years old - and I missed the first time that it was raining a bit too - David Xing - Wild Pregnant Elephant Gives Birth is the title and it’s nearly 3 minutes long. So worth watching. Take care ;)
Fieke rated for Naked Map PC #16 on Oct 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for this Maryland map card
Response: Yay, you’re welcome ;)
KaleenaMail rated for Ugly PC Swap #15 on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the "ugly" postcard!! I actually really like it!! It is funny that it's titled "Dumb Compass". What's that all about? 😁 Thanks for the positive comment on my profile. I keep tweaking it. It's hard to keep it interesting and informative, yet short enough that people will read it. Your profile is great too!! Your obsession with gluing makes me happy. Thanks again!! I hope we "meet" again in a future swap!!
Response: Yay, I do too! thank you for the kind words, 5 and heart. Take care ;)
Kimspiration rated for World Postcard Day on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: Got your card! Thank you so much, its so funny!
Response: I’m glad you like it! Thanks for the 5 & heart. Take care :)
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #201 on Oct 6, 2020
Comment: Great postcards. Thanks
Response: Yay, you’re welcome! :)

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susieq11 on Oct 13, 2020:

As far as that postcard goes, it also has a USPS label dated 9-23! I only wish I knew where it went! LOL!

susieq11 on Aug 28, 2020:

Thanks for the Save the Post Office postcard!! So cool!! I owe you some mail!! xoxo

susieq11 on Jul 16, 2020:

Thank you for the pretty envelope!!!!!! Love the flowers and colors!!

susieq11 on May 12, 2020:

Hi! : )

creationsbytee on Dec 24, 2015:

mamajoy on Mar 22, 2014:

Lisa...your resend for "three postacards in an envelops #2g" went out today. Hope you get it soon. If you are lucky, both mailings will show up. Thanks for your patience. Joy

nellswell on Jan 3, 2014:

Hi! I sent you a PM regarding the "Three Postcards in an Envelope 1Z" swap several days ago but I see that you haven't logged in since I sent it. So I thought I'd post on your wall in case my PM somehow gets lost in the shuffle. I look forward to hearing back from you. Happy New Year! :-)

dobie256 on Dec 12, 2013:

Thanks for the FOUR wonderful animal postcards for the PTG WTA. That yoga kitty is way too funny. Glad your boys are enjoying the snow. Have yourself some wonderful holidays! <3

rexypants on Nov 20, 2013:

Smelly stickers can be fun :) Hope the boys liked them and that you all have a lovely evening!

rexypants on Oct 30, 2013:


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